Lumenier RB2205C-12 2400KV SKITZO Ceramic Bearing Motor
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Posted by HUMPHREY1957 | Oct 27, 2014 @ 01:31 AM | 3,957 Views
Becoming increasingly frustrated at the lack of new blood in this obsession/addiction that some of us call a hobby I am trying something different.

Being a Scout leader. I am able to guide some of the youth members away from a life of crime and introduce them to hobbies.

Some of them (in fact most of them) have never held a hobby knife, sandpaper or sniffed glue and dope.

Something simple to start.
How about a Frog WASP 12 catapult glider.
Plan PDF attached.
Posted by HUMPHREY1957 | Jun 10, 2012 @ 11:34 PM | 5,305 Views
I couldn't wait for a battery so I tried an Alula pack.

I measured it up and cut the hole right through. Put the battery in.

I put it flush with the top and stuffed some Gorilla glue and epp back in underneath.

Looks ok and I can live with the weight difference.

Taking some pics as I go.

I did a bit more today.

Cut holes for the Servos and potted them in with some Goop and foam cut outs.

When that was all dry I cut off the excess EPP and sanded it off flush on the bottom.

Fitted the receiver and hot glued it in. .

Just need some Flash so I can see it.

Covering is Solartex and it went on like a dream with some spray adhesive.

A light going over with the covering iron and I am happy with the result so far..

Some colour needed and then fit the elevons and tiplets.

Battery is a 4.8 1/3 AA Alula battery. 5oz with all the pieces.
Posted by HUMPHREY1957 | Dec 29, 2011 @ 07:36 AM | 6,537 Views
Wheeeeeeee I had a box of Slope Monkeys turn up today.

Started putting one together and took some photos for a build log.

Stay tuned to this monkey Business thread..

OK So I started last night.

Put the wings together fitted the spars and shaped the tips.

I put a balsa trailing edge on the wing to stop some possible warping and add a bit of stiffness. I stole this idea from my NCFM Moth and Ubermoth builds. The pic is of the Ubermoth wing..

Pu glued the leading edge and tips. Also the spars and trailing edge.

What the heck. I did the rest too.
Posted by HUMPHREY1957 | Oct 03, 2010 @ 08:50 PM | 7,071 Views
Maidened this at Manilla Slopefest September 2010.

Kitted by Funkey Models. 1980s.

Now I know it flies I can pretty it up.
Posted by HUMPHREY1957 | Aug 06, 2010 @ 07:35 PM | 6,486 Views
Try again.

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Posted by HUMPHREY1957 | Aug 06, 2010 @ 07:20 PM | 6,511 Views

More slopin.. Finally got attachments sorted
I think.

Posted by HUMPHREY1957 | Aug 06, 2010 @ 10:33 AM | 6,795 Views
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This is footage taken by my son of My Canterbury sailplanes 48" Eraser

Pretty crap but you get the idea.
Posted by HUMPHREY1957 | Jul 24, 2010 @ 08:11 PM | 6,691 Views
I am new to this Blog stuff. Just need to figure it out.

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